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NOVAC project is a 4.5-year scientific project funded by European Union. It started on 1 October, 2005 and ended 31 March, 2010.

NOVAC is the abbreviation of "Network for Observation of Volcanic and Atmospheric Change". The main objective of this project is to establish a network for measurements of the emissions of gases -- in particular SO2 and BrO -- and aerosols by volcanoes, and to use the data from this network for risk assessment and volcanological research, both locally and on a regional and global scale.

Initially the network encompassed observatories of 15 volcanoes from five continents, including some of the most active and strongest degassing volcanoes in the world. After the first year 4 more volcanoes was added with additional support from EC.

Although the EU-funding has stopped the NOVAC Network is still active and growing and in January 2012 it consists of 24 volcanoes from 13 countries. A new homepage for the continued NOVAC Network is under construction and will be released during fall 2012.

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